About Us

B.C. Statutes We Administer

The BCFSA was established by the Financial Services Authority Act 2019.

It administers the following six provincial statutes:

  • Credit Union Incorporation Act
    This statute provides a corporate governance framework for credit unions consistent with their co-operative characteristics.

  • Financial Institutions Act
    This statute provides a regulatory framework to govern all provincially regulated financial institutions including trust companies, insurance companies and credit unions. It also provides the licensing and regulatory framework for insurance agents, salespersons and adjusters under the supervision of the Insurance Council of British Columbia. The statute further provides for a credit union deposit insurance fund.

  • Insurance Act - This statute provides certain statutory requirements for contracts of insurance.

  • Insurance (Captive Company) Act - This statute establishes British Columbia as a domicile for captive insurance companies and provides a registration and regulatory framework for captive insurance companies.

  • Mortgage Brokers Act - provides a registration and regulatory framework for mortgage brokers who deal with the public.

  • Pension Benefits Standards Act - is designed to protect the interests of British Columbia pension plan members by setting minimum standards for British Columbia pension plans; and it is also designed to protect the financial health of pension plans through rules for investment of a plan's assets, and through funding and solvency standards.

Copies of the statutes are available at a modest cost from:

Crown Publications
563 Superior Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1T7
Phone: 1 800-663-6105
Fax: 250-387-1120
Website: http://www.crownpub.bc.ca
Email: [email protected]